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    Waterstone suggestions

    Am new to sharpening and was planning on ordering Dave's set of stones (as well as a diamond plate to flatten):
    Beston 500x
    Bester 1200x
    Suehiro Rika 5k

    Whilst I've managed to find a place to get two of the stones, I can't seem to find anywhere that ships the 'Beston 500x' to the UK.

    I'm planning on ordering from here:
    http://www.toolsfromjapan.com/store/...&cPath=335_404

    Just wondering if anyone could suggest a good alternative to the 'Beston 500x' that is sold by 'tools from japan'?

    Thanks!

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    Maksim from Japanesenaturalstones.com has them, he's in Denmark: http://www.japanesenaturalstones.com/beston-500/

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    +1 on Maksim. You could also just get yourself from Maksim the 300, 800 and Red Aoto (synthetic) and would have as good sharpening as as possible. BTW Maksim has a very nice sale prices on all the stones mentioned right now.

    For a great (stainless Suehiro - I have the same one - it is great) stone holder and rather reasonably priced Atoma diamond flattening stone look here: https://www.fine-tools.com/scharf.html (Germany)

    I have bought several items from both Maksim and fine-tools - both get my recommendation.

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    Thanks for the links. Have now checked out those two websites, however they do seem quite a bit pricier than what I was hoping for (at least for the moment since I'm a beginner just staring out sharpening).

    Since this will be my first set I thought I'd just get a set of stones from one place (and therefore avoid having to pay multiple shipping charges).

    The only stone missing from the 'tools from japan' website is the 'beston 500x' so I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with a stone of similar cutting performance to the beston 500x that's sold by 'tools from japan'?

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    Chosera 400 isnt to bad. Maybe shapton pro 320.

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    Indeed, you may consider the Chosera 400 with http://www.knivesandtools.co.uk/

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    Quote Originally Posted by mk92730 View Post
    Am new to sharpening and was planning on ordering Dave's set of stones (as well as a diamond plate to flatten):
    Beston 500x
    Bester 1200x
    Suehiro Rika 5k

    Whilst I've managed to find a place to get two of the stones, I can't seem to find anywhere that ships the 'Beston 500x' to the UK.

    I'm planning on ordering from here:
    http://www.toolsfromjapan.com/store/...&cPath=335_404

    Just wondering if anyone could suggest a good alternative to the 'Beston 500x' that is sold by 'tools from japan'?

    Thanks!
    Hi MK I just got a beston / bester 500 from metal master in Japan. Good price and after lapping cuts like a good un.

    I would really like to buy from Japanese stones but the
    Delivery charges are prohibitive if you don't exceed the minimum spend
    .

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